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- n. The examination of the anal cavity, rectum or sigmoid colon by means of a proctoscope.
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- n. visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
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One is that there's a couple of guys currently enjoying the hospitality and unfriendly attention to the point of proctoscopy of the Secret Service.
Sometimes a more detailed exam of the digestive system, such as a colonoscopy or a proctoscopy may be required.